Mom’s Quick Tuna

Mom’s Quick Tuna

  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 8 mins
  • Servings: 2
  • About This Recipe

    “Quick, easy, and light dinner. You can use leftover chicken, instead of tuna.”


  • 1smallonion, chopped
  • 1 (6ounce) cans tuna, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 teaspoonpepper
  • 1/4 teaspooncrushed dried hot pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoonpaprika
  • 1dashhot chili powder
  • salt-free garlic and herb seasoning(optional)
  • Directions

  • Spray a medium saucepan with nonstick cooking spray, and sauté the onion (use oil if you prefer).
  • Add the tuna and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the salt, pepper, hot pepper, paprika and chili powder.
  • Cook for a few more minutes.
  • I serve this with pita bread, but you can make regular sandwiches if you like.
  • Reviews

  • “i made this this morning and ate it with rice. it was sooo good. i dont like tuna and i dont like spicy food but this was great. i followed evrything exactly since i had all the ingredients at hand. i cant imagine eating tuna any other way. (im picky)”

  • “Great light sandwich. I made this without the hot chili powder because my wife doesn’t like spicey food, but it still had excellent taste. We had with kidney bean salad. Super dinner.”

  • “This was so good!! i was trying to find a way to get a lowfat high protein lunch. I am not a big tuna fan, but this was really good. I did add a scoop of mayo at the end, just to make it a little more moist. It was really great!!”

  • “I made this recipe to the letter (without the optional garlic seasoning), and had it as is (not as a sandwich) with a garden salad on the side. It was just the right amount of heat for these well-seasoned taste buds, and a definite keeper. I loved it! Absolutely well worth the 5 min. minimal effort for this former tuna hater!”

  • “Yum! A new twist on tuna for me! I spread some cream cheese on bread and put the tuna on it and grilled it like grilled cheese. It was delicious!”

  • “I made this with canned chicken and followed the recipe exactly. It nade a nicely spiced, very tasty filling to put on top of toasted whole grain bread. This has a lot of flavor and is very easy and quick to make. Thanks najwa!”

  • “Flavor was good. Tasted more like salmon then tuna”